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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High
Flip (formerly Flipgrid) is a social learning platform that allows educators to pose a prompt that allows students to respond in a video format. When used purposefully, Flip is an engaging way for teachers to foster discussion and collaboration in a space that feels like the best parts of social media discussion without the free-for-all feeling of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tik Tok. Students can respond via the Flip app or website with any camera-enabled device or by uploading a previously recorded video. Responses can be 15 seconds to five minutes, and a maximum recording time can be set by the instructor. Teachers can also allow students to record replies to classmates' responses. --- (Common Sense Education)
Empowered Learner. 1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Digital Citizen. 2b - Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Global Collaborator. 7b - Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
Ideas for Use
Allow students to give peer-to-peer feedback on postings
Create a Digital Short video to welcome students to a course or introduce a new concept
Have students create self-assessments by replying to their original video response, making improvements, and showcasing their growth as learners
Create a Digital Scavenger Hunt ("Fliphunt") to encourage collaboration
Invite a Topic Guest to a grid to to create real-world connections for topics to experts in the community
Encourage independence through Accessibility Features to personalize learning
NOTE: As with any communication tool, focus on creating a culture of respect by setting clear expectations in advance.
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